Double Standards

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Avenge But One of My Two Eyes
Mograbi, Avi (director)
Film/Video
2006
Israeli director Avi Mograbi documents what he calls the "culture of death" in the psychology of Israel the occupier.
Banks Are "Where the Money Is" In The Drug War : Big Lenders Face Few Hard Consequences for Violating Anti-Money Laundering Laws
Conroy, Bill
Article
2012
Man of the largest banks in the world have been accused of failing to comply with anti-money laundering laws — thereby enabling, collectively, hundreds of billions of dollars worth of suspicious trans...
Beyond Hypocrisy: Decoding the News in an Age of Propaganda
Herman, Edward S
Book
Edward Herman's book should be required reading for all news rooms and journalism students. In this book he examines through essays, cartoons and a dictionary of "doublespeak" the terms used in the l...
The Boycott: Lafargue, Paul
Article
1901
The boycott, which the bourgeoisie regards with sentimental tenderness when directed against the trade of its commercial rival, it considers as a crime when employed by the workers in defence of their...
The Case Against Israel
Neumann, Michael
Book
2005
Neumann argues that Israel's policies are the cause of the conflict, and that the conflict can be ended by Israel changing its behaviour.
Chomsky on MisEducation
Chomsky, Noam; edited and introduced by Donald Macedo
Book
2000
Chomsky critiques the education system and discusses what education could be like in a democratic society.
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
Counter-Rhetoric: Challenging "conventional wisdom" & reframing the conflict
Schaeffer, Emily; Halper, Jeff; Johnson, Jimmy
Article
2006
This useful little book does two things. It challenges the rhetoric, the perceptions and assumptions regarding the conflict in Israel/Palestine, and it exposes the underlying imbalance of power around...
Countering Zionist propaganda about Hizbullah and Lebanon
Lowi, Henry
Article
2006
Nothing will change until the people of Palestine, Arabs and Jews, rise up to change the rules of the game, and rebuild the country on a new basis that respects democracy and human rights and good-nei...
Covering Israel-Palestine: The BBC's Double Standards: An Exchange With The BBC's Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen
Article
2008
The priorities of the news media mean that the more Palestinians are killed, the less importance their deaths have to news organisations. Conversely, the fewer Israelis killed the more seriousness the...
'Free speech' - as long as it doesn't offend anyone
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2009
On the issue of free speech most of the right and much of the left are in agreement, and so too are many liberals, activists, and human rights apparatchiks. They hold essentially the same position on ...
Free Speech For Me - But Not For Thee: How the American Left and Right Relentlessly Censor Each Other
Hentoff, Nat
Book
1992
Hentoff is a passionate believer in free speech who recognizes that if speech is truly to be free, we must protect the expression even of ideas we abhors. He catalogues with equal disapproval the effo...
Free speech for me - you shut up
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2008
The right to express offensive views is at the very heart of the principle of free speech.
Free Speech in an Age of Identity Politics
Malik, Kenan
Article
2015
Transcript of Malik's TB Davie Memorial lecture on academic freedom at the University of Cape Town.
How Can the US Accuse Russia of Violating International Law?: Not Funny, But it's Still Hard Not to Laugh
Lindroff, Dave
Article
2014
If you want to make moral or legal pronouncements, or to condemn bad behaviour, you have to be a moral, law-abiding person yourself.
How Truth Slips Down The Memory Hole
Pilger, John
Article
2007
John Pilger, applies to current events Orwell's description in '1984' of how the Ministry of Truth consigned embarrassing truth to a memory hole. He highlights the killing of a Palestinian cameraman b...
"If not now, when?" On BDS and 'singling out' Israel
Marqusee, Mike
Article
2014
This is an edited version of a letter I've sent to a relative in the US who's been trying to figure out the BDS issue in the wake of the recent onslaught against the American Studies Association's dec...
Insouciant Americans: Blinding Hypocrisy
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2010
Hypocrisy in America is now so commonplace it is no longer noticed.
ISIS and the IDF: Canada's Double Standard: Who are the Real Terrorists?
Walberg, Eric
Article
2014
Why can westerners join the Israeli Defense Forces while westerners joining Islamic State are despised and killed? In what sense is the IDF scenario any less reprehensible than the IS one?
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Israeli Deaths Matter More
Article
2008
The reality is that by devoting disproportionate coverage to Israeli deaths over Palestinian deaths, the BBC's claims to 'impartial' reporting are simply demolished. With great consistency, lives in t...
Israel's 'left' apologists
Gowans, Stephen
Article
Criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitism.
Matthew Coon Come Speech, September 19, 1994: Speaking Notes for Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come Centre for Strategic and Iinternational Studies
Article
1994
The status and rights of the James Bay Crees in the context of Quebec secession from Canada.
The Missing News: Filters and Blind Spots in Canada's Press
Hackett, Robert A.; Gruneau, Richard; with Donald Gutstein, Timothy A. Gibson and Newswatch Canada
Book
2000
Asks a number of questions, including: How well do the news media filter reality, for what purposes, through what processes and in whose interests? How do newspapers and TV stations choose what news i...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - June 18, 2015: Corruption
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Richwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Corruption - or at least some types of corruption - are much in the news, with the ongoing scandals in the Canadian Senate and the recent U.S. targeting of the Swiss-based football federation FIFA for...
Playing Hard Ball With Soft Power: FBI Versus FIFA
Johnstone, Diana
Article
2015
The United States claims the right to impose its laws on other countries and on organizations and individuals in those countries. It claims the sole right to decide what is right and wrong, what is ac...
Pro-Israel stance reeks of double standards and historical amnesia
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2006
Israel bombs, terrorizes and kills as it pleases, on a daily basis, and the media praise it for its restraint.
Puerto Rico's default is fine, as long as Wall Street is repaid
Roos, Jerome
Article
2015
On August 1, 2015, Puerto Rico defaulted on part of its enormous $72 billion debt, paying back only $628,000 on a relatively small $58 million loan that was due at the start of the month. The default,...
Radical Digressions 4
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Radical Digressions 5
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2008
The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda
Herman, Edward S.
Book
1982
Herman sets out to show that the U.S. ignores or sponsors terror by authoritarian states that are allied with U.S. interests.
Red Emma Speaks: Selected Writings and Speeches by Emma Goldman
Goldman, Emma (edited by Shulman, Alix Kates)
Book
1972
A collection of essays which provide a comprehensive view of Emma Goldman's theories and beliefs.
Respect is a Two-Way Street
Tatchell, Peter
Article
2006
There is a whiff of hypocrisy among some Muslims who, in the name of being spared offence, want to censor other people's opinions.
The Right Kind Of Terror
Cromwell, David; Edwards, David
Article
2012
When is an act of terrorism not terrorism? When the victims are officially sanctioned state enemies.
The Rushdie Affair and Its Aftermath: Kenan Malik's "From Fatwa to Jihad"
Larson, Charles R.
Article
2011
The Rushdie affair is shrouded by myths—that the hostility to The Satanic Verses was driven by theology, that all Muslims were offended by the novel, that Islam is incompatible with Western democracy,...
The Selective Compassion of the Media & Human Rights Establishment: Ignoring the Victims of State Crimes
Kovalik, Daniel
Article
2012
“Human rights” doctrine has devolved into a mere tool used by the U.S. to carry out its imperial aims, and many times by means (such as war) which cause many more human rights violations than they pur...
Selective Vision: Iran, Israel and Nuclear Arms
Article
2009
For many years, the corporate media has been amplifying supposed "fear" in the West about Iran becoming a nuclear-armed nation alongside the US, the UK, France, Russia - and Israel.
Some Deaths Really Matter: The Disproportionate Coverage of Israeli And Palestinian Killings
Media Lens editor
Article
2014
Israeli deaths matter much more than Palestinian deaths. This has long been a distinguishing feature of Western news media reporting on the Middle East. The recent blanket coverage afforded to the bru...
Some deaths really matter - The disproportionate coverage of Israeli and Palestinian Killings
Article
2014
Documening that the deaths of Israelis is far more heavily weighted than those of Palestinian deaths, garnering more media coverage.
Somebody Else's Atrocities
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2012
Atrocities commited by official enemies are routinely condemned, but atrocities for which our own country is responsible are rarely mentioned.
When journalists forget that murder is murder
Fisk, Robert
Article
2001
When Israelis are involved, our moral compass, our ability to report the truth, dries up.
Why is India so bad for women?
Pidd, Helen
Article
2012
Of all the G20 nations, India has been labelled the worst place to be a woman. How is this possible in a country that prides itself on being the world's largest democracy?
Why Israel?
Kunin, Jason
Article
2007
A routine strategy of Israel's defenders is to continually redirect attention to the human rights failings of countries hostile to Israel, or to catastrophes like Darfur that are used to argue the ong...
Why Israeli Anti-Zionists do NOT 'recognize the right of the State of Israel to exist as a Jewish state'
Lowi, Henry
Article
2007
States that define themselves with reference to the domination of one ethnic group cannot claim legitimacy.
Why make a fuss about the murder of a brown-skinned Muslim girl?
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2008
History gives us numerous examples of social movements which come, over time, to adopt positions directly opposed to the principles on which they were founded. It appears this has happened to the 'fem...
Will ANC government ever prosecute South Africans in Israeli Army?
Cottle, Eddie
Article
2015
When South African security services prevented a Cape Town girl from boarding a plane allegedly to join ISIS, many South Africans were pleased but at the same time surprised at how swift the reaction ...
With A Little Help From Outside
Levy, Gideon
Article
2006
The world sees a great and ongoing injustice. They want a just Israel. They see an Israel that occupies and is clearly unjust, and they believe they should do something. We should thank them for this ...

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Chomsky.info
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
Medialens
Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media. MediaLens is a response based on our conviction that mainstream newspapers and broadcasters provide a profoundly distorted picture of our w...

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Ulli Diemer
Comment and analysis from a libertarian perspective on topics such as censorship and freedom of speech, political correctness, double standards, identity politics, post-modernism, media bias, atheism, secularism, and archives and ...

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Let's talk about Gaza, Sderot and the racist valuation of lives
David, Ben Lilach
2014
A frank discussion about everything we don’t mention when talking about rockets and bombs and Gaza. Let’s talk about fear, about poverty, about angst and about racism.
Russia misses out while former drug cheats take their place in Rio
2016
While Russia’s track and field team, including athletes with no doping history, sit out the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, there's a host of athletes who will be allowed to compete in Brazil despite having h...

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Counterpunch
Periodical profile
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Progressive U.S. website/newsletter.
Double Standards
Website
Focusing on double standards in the media and in international politics. "Double Standard 1. a rule or principle applied more strictly to some people more than others (or oneself)."
Radical Digressions
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian perspective.